Object #1001551 from MS-Papers-0032-0254

2 pages written 10 Jan 1857 by David Stark Durie in Wanganui to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Durie, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0254 (53 digitised items). Correspondents include:Charles Durie, Waitotara, 1876 (1 letter); D S Durie, Wellington, Waikanae, Wanganui, 1844-1873 (52 letters), P Durie, The Glen, Wanganui, 1859 (1 letter).

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10 Jany., 1857.

My dear McLean,

I have duly recd. yours relative to Mr. Paters new appointment --- I have just finished my report of the late outrages committed by the Natives at Patea on Messrs. White and Imlay of New Plymouth I dare say the Natives have some grounds of complaint but unfortunately they have taken the law into their own hands ---

What do you think of Featherstones speech, I am afraid he is too sanguine of the future prospects of Wellington Tell Bell that the-new Chief Land Commissioner very soon stripped me of the £50 per annum which the present Govt. allowed me for acting as sub Land Commissioner Nixen is appointed Provl.Sub Treasurer with a salary of £100 a year, I have done the work the last 2 years for nothing, it is my opinion the present Govt. would have me out of my present Billet tomorrow if they could, because I happen to be an officer of the Genl.Govt.

Drop me a line and

Believe me,
Yours faithfully,
D. S. Durie.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Durie, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0254 (53 digitised items)
Series 1 Inward letters (English), Reference Number Series 1 Inward letters (English) (14501 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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